2013 EMPLOYEE EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENT:
Associate Communications Systems Technician
Edward Smith has been providing quality service to the County of Santa Clara in each position he has held. Starting as an extra help warehouse worker in 1983 at Valley Medical Center, he was hired permanently as a messenger driver for GSA five years later. The Communications Department hired Edward as a Stock Clerk in 1990. Through the years, he was promoted to a Storekeeper, Senior Office Specialist, and in 2008 was promoted to his current position as an Associate Communications Systems Technician.
In this capacity, he was assigned the responsibility of organizing the reprogramming of 1200
portable and mobile radios for the Sheriff’s Department, Department of Corrections, District Attorney, Parks and Recreation, Gilroy Police Department, and the city of Morgan Hill. He completed paperwork, programming, and repairs using available resources in an efficient and effective manner. Although additional technicians assisted Edward, the department received many compliments specific to Ed’s work ethic and service over the 5 month project. Edward continues to demonstrate integrity in work assignments, striving to keep the customer in mind when completing tasks to ensure their safety when using radio equipment for communication.
Edward's interests include Shark’s hockey, music, photography, and travel.